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Old 06-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #26
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Agreed. As soon as I get under an 1/8 tank I start to see a little more activity on the knock sensor.



Don't worry Jamie, you come across as a dick most of the time anyways.
Besides, John's signature is faster than your signature anyways.
All in good fun.

Works for me. It's the Internet. I could give a flying f*%k what anyone thinks. . Has no impact on my life. Besides nice guys finish last.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #27
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Don't worry Jamie, you come across as a dick most of the time anyways.
Besides, John's signature is faster than your signature anyways.
All in good fun.
I've been telling him that for years.

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Works for me. It's the Internet. I could give a flying f*%k what anyone thinks. . Has no impact on my life. Besides nice guys finish last.
Don't be a hater.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #28
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Weight is a bigger deal for us bolt-on guys, though I went 10.008 in a car that made 551 rwhp because it weighed 3300.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #29
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I've been telling him that for years.



Don't be a hater.
Crawl back in your hole fool.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #30
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Weight is a bigger deal for us bolt-on guys, though I went 10.008 in a car that made 551 rwhp because it weighed 3300.
Believe me, I'd love to shed a few hundred pounds but on this car it's kind of a pain in the ass. If it was 3700# it would really go fast.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #31
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Believe me, I'd love to shed a few hundred pounds but on this car it's kind of a pain in the ass. If it was 3700# it would really go fast.
Just start gutting it. It's not like you use it for anything else.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #32
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Just start gutting it. It's not like you use it for anything else.
I'm giving it to my son.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:06 PM   #33
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I'm giving it to my son.
I hope you picked out a nice girlie name for him> Jamie
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:20 PM   #34
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I hope you picked out a nice girlie name for him> Jamie
Actually you will be addressing him as King James.




And he will call you his bitch!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #35
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Your son will understand if you gut it.

Personally I leave the house at around 3/4 tank, so Im a hair less then that when I get to the track. This way I know I won't have to stop at the gas station on my way back. Usually the lowest it will get from there is about 1/4, on a night I really get a lot of runs in. Nothing about weight or traction for me.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:46 PM   #36
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If we get to go Friday, weather looks bad right now, ill try with close to a half tank. That's about what's in there now. Ill report the info back.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #37
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Actually you will be addressing him as King James.




And he will call you his bitch!!
You sir are not a gentleman. I feel bad for your unborn girlie man.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:55 PM   #38
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You sir are not a gentleman. I feel bad for your unborn girlie man.
Damn, so many personal attacks in a thread about gas....


Good thing I have no feelings otherwise they may be hurt!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #39
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ive seen some 5th gen run low fuel and of the they shut down . im guessing cause the launch pushed the fuel away from the pick up tube or something . i run 1/2 to 1/4 tho
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #40
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1/2 tank plus to keep fuel pump cool.
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ive seen some 5th gen run low fuel and of the they shut down . im guessing cause the launch pushed the fuel away from the pick up tube or something . i run 1/2 to 1/4 tho
I had mine down 70 mile range and still made 3 or 4 runs. But I could see how that might happen.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #42
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the 2 cars ive seen do that run 10's consistantly. i dont exacly how low on fuel they were but they pull 1.6 60' or better. thats the only thing we could think of causing that. it was like right after launch they would get a good lil sputter then take back off .
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the 2 cars ive seen do that run 10's consistantly. i dont exacly how low on fuel they were but they pull 1.6 60' or better. thats the only thing we could think of causing that. it was like right after launch they would get a good lil sputter then take back off .
Makes perfect sense to me.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #44
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when we have event here at a local airport. no track prepp i run as much fuel as i can it def makes a difference tho in consistant launchs and getting on the gas a lil harder without having to much wheelman work lol. so i can see where some like the traction vs other liking mph.
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I'm definitely going to run more fuel the next time I go. I don't know for certain a full tank would have helped to much the last time out with stock tires.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #46
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I'm definitely going to run more fuel the next time I go. I don't know for certain a full tank would have helped to much the last time out with stock tires.
For a full tank to be helpful you need to be on the other side of the power threshold. What that rwhp is I have no idea but ever since being at 550 rwhp Ted has emphasized the full tank.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #47
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On my 22s I run close to a full tank if I had smaller wheels I would leave some fuel out..I would bet most could use a proper DRAG alignment and it would do more than the amount of gas...
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #48
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Big HP is what I don't push. 730 isn't what if consider big compared to a lot of these cars. My car just comes on all at once. It's either on or off. There seems to be no middle ground.
To most guys, you are well above the norm in terms of HP. Out of thousands of Gen5's on the road there is a small percent running 9's! So of course "big" is relative to who is saying it. But most would consider you on the bigger side. Not full BEAST mode but a good handful!
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I have to race on a full tank, Any less and my 60 goes from 1.53 to 1.6-1.7
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Thanks for all the replies.
This Thursday, I will give it a shot with a little more than 1/2 a tank. But temp is going to be in the low 90's, so we will see how that goes.
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